Our Commitment To Net Zero
Harris Associates are committed to achieving net-zero by 2030, ahead of the government target of 2050. As part of our value engineering approach, we measure projects against our own sustainability performance matrix, a move that our clients approve of and embrace in equal measure.
Start Early & Collaborate
Value engineering should start as early in the construction process as is possible, the earlier the better as the benefits can be the most significant at project inception. However, value engineering involves most of the project team as the project develops.
It is also about taking a wider view and looking at the selection of materials, plant, equipment and processes to see if a more cost-effective solution exists that will achieve the same project objectives. This means that contractors as well as the project consultant group also have a significant role to play when it comes to value engineering.
In construction, value engineering involves the consideration of a multitude of factors that might include the availability of materials, options concerning the construction, transport, use of and maximising of the site, the effect and influence of statutory constraints, assessment of alternative designs or logistic methodologies and of course financial considerations. Future benefits of value engineering that can be delivered include a reduction in life cycle costs, improvement in quality, a reduction of the impact a project has on the environment and so on.